MPs have voted in favour of closing the Israeli embassy in SA, paving the way for the cutting of diplomatic ties between the two countries until Tel Aviv agrees to a ceasefire and commits to binding, UN-facilitated negotiations.

The National Assembly’s motion, which the EFF initiated, reflects the government’s condemnation of Israel’s actions in Gaza, which the ANC and the government consider a violation of international law and human rights, and “a genocide against the people of Palestine”...

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